Electoral district of Young

Young was an electoral district for the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales, named after and including the town of Young.[1][2][3] It elected two members between 1880 and 1894 and one member from 1894 to 1904, when it was replaced by Burrangong.[4] The sitting member George Burgess (Labour) successfully contested Burrangong.[5] In 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation, Burrangong was absorbed by the three member district of Cootamundra. Proportional representation was abandoned in 1927 and Young was recreated. It was abolished in 1981 and the district was split with Young being absorbed by Burrinjuck while the towns of Cowra and Forbes were absorbed by a re-created Lachlan.[6]

Members for YoungEdit

Two members (1880—1894)
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  James Watson None 1880–1882   William Watson None 1880–1882
  Gerald Spring None 1882–1887   James Mackinnon None 1882–1885
  William Watson None 1885–1885
  James Mackinnon None 1885–1887
  James Gordon Free Trade 1887–1889   Protectionist 1887–1891
  John Gough Protectionist 1889–1891
  Labour 1891–1894   Labour 1891–1894
Single-member (1894—1904)
Member Party Term
  Chris Watson Labour 1894–1901
  George Burgess Labour 1901–1904
 
Single-member (1927—1981)
Member Party Term
  Albert Reid Country 1927–1930
  Clarrie Martin Labor 1930–1932
  Albert Reid Country 1932–1941
  Fred Cahill Labor 1941–1959
  George Freudenstein Country 1959–1981

Election resultsEdit

1978 New South Wales state election: Young [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Country George Freudenstein 11,625 53.0 -5.4
Labor Timothy West 10,287 47.0 +5.4
Total formal votes 21,912 98.4 -0.2
Informal votes 351 1.6 +0.2
Turnout 22,263 94.7 -0.3
National Country hold Swing -5.4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Green, Antony. "Elections for the District of Young". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Part 5B alphabetical list of all electorates and Members since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  4. ^ "1904 Redistribution". Atlas of New South Wales. NSW Land & Property Information. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015.
  5. ^ Green, Antony. "1904 Burrangong". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  6. ^ "1980 Redistribution". Atlas of New South Wales. NSW Land & Property Information. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015.
  7. ^ Green, Antony. "1978 Young". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 May 2020.